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National Aquarium, Baltimore

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Neighbourhood: Inner Harbor
As featured in 3 Days in Baltimore and 2 other guides
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Address: 501 E Pratt St, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21202
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+1 410-576-3800
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Considered one of the world's best aquariums, the National Aquarium's...

Considered one of the world's best aquariums, the National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. It champions environmental initiatives by engaging with visitors, volunteers, education groups and schools to actively participate in the preservation of the world's natural resources and living systems. The National Aquarium delivers meaningful experiences through its living collection of more than 17,000 animals from more than 750 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals and sharks, as well as through exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences like sleepovers and tours, science-based education programs and hands-on experiences in the field.

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Love the Aquarium more every time I go there!

I can't imagine NOT enjoying a visit to the aquarium. There are always new exhibits and I see things I've missed each time I go. There are combo tickets available if you're... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Marcia L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't imagine NOT enjoying a visit to the aquarium. There are always new exhibits and I see things I've missed each time I go. There are combo tickets available if you're traveling on a budget. Advance purchase saves waiting in line. No matter how many times I've visited I enjoy being there as if it's my first visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see when visiting Baltimore. You should spend a minimum of 3 hours here. Slow down your visit & realy watch the fish, stingrays & all the aquarium has to offer

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with family. Very clean and wonderful exhibits. I love aquariums and this is one of my favorites

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family has this aquarium in the top of our list as favorite places in Baltimore. The new exhibit were you can pet moon jellyfish is great and our kids loved it!

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suburban Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The aquarium is expensive, but worth it. Be sure to pick up a map and find out the schedule for special events, e.g., dolphin training. There are many volunteer guides, talk to them, they know so much.

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Eastville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful, wide variety of marine life, and even a tropical rain Forrest on the enclosed roof area. Organized to allow someone to concentrate on one habitat, or as many as they like

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place for anyone, at any age. The only issue is at times it is so crowded it is difficult to get in. Very kid friendly but wondeful for adults to stroll and look at the amazingly large tanks. You really get face to face with the fish...Allow at least an hour for this spot but, you... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cost for a one day ticket is pretty pricey for the average person or family to afford regularly but if you are able to come 2-3 times a year - you get more than your money's worth with a yearly membership. Members only evening events are nice and much less crowded plus seeing a 4D movie at no additional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Impressive place. Just a really nice way of spending an afternoon while learning a lot about the ocean. Lots of places for interactive (if bring kids). Admission give you sticker shock but well worth the price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day out. The place is huge! Recommend you see one of the 4D shows which is an extra $5 but lots of fun.

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